Friday Follow: Newt is Up, Cain is Down, Barney Says Goodbye

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Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks during a campaign visit.
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This week, we've seen Newt Gingrich continue to climb in the Republican polls as Herman Cain has continued to falter. Also out of Washington, Rep. Barney Frank announced his intention to not seek re-election after his fiery 32-year career. And, a new study rejuvenates the perennial debate about legalizing marijuana.

Joining The Takeaway panel is Jeff Yang, writer of the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal and blogger for WNYC's It’s a Free Country; Farai Chideya, journalist and blogger at; and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, CEO of Christie Strategies, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush.